The 14U Otters swept a double-header against Parkers Prairie on Thursday night at Farmers Field. They won Game 1 9-3 and beat the Panthers 12-6 in the nightcap.
In Game One, the Otters scored all their runs in two innings. They plated 6 runs in the 3rd and 3 more runs in the 6th. The Otters pounded out eight hits. Carston Fronning led them at the plate going 3-3 with two doubles and two RBI. Henry Bethel had 2 singles and drove in one run. Lucas Hanson, Andrew Klinnert, and Jack Ratz each had one hit.
Fronning started the game on the mound and earned the win. He pitched 4 solid innings. He only gave up one run on 3 hits. He didn't walk any batters while striking out 6. Logan Larson pitched 2 innings. He only allowed one run on 0 hits. He walked 5 and struck out 1. Levi King pitched the final inning. He gave up one run on 2 hits. He didn't walk any and struck out one.
In Game 2, the Otters answered the Panthers' two first inning runs with three of their own, and then added 4 more in the second. Parkers answered with 4 runs in the third, but Fergus countered with 5 runs of their own to finish the scoring. Fergus finished the scoring with 5 additional runs in the third. Bethel, Klinnert, King, Alex Ellison, and Ratz each had one hit each. Bethel, Ellison, and Ratz each drove in two runs for the home team.
Bethel started on the mound and went two innings. He gave up 2 runs on 2 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 4. Ellison started the third inning. He wasn't able to record an out, but actually pitched pretty well. A couple of misplayed balls and a dropped third strike did not help his cause. King recorded the last six outs. He didn't give up any runs, didn't allow a hit, didn't walk anyone, and he struck out 5.